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Newington’s Clothes Closet celebrates 20th anniversary (2/21/2018) - The Clothes Closet at Newington Baptist Church, Gloucester, has donated well over seven million articles of clothing since it began in 1998. This past Sunday, the church held a celebration…
Ebenezer Baptist to present ‘God’s Trombones’ (2/7/2018) - Ebenezer Baptist Church, Cobbs Creek, will hold its Black History Month program at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 25.  The D.C. Rice Scholarship Fund will sponsor the play “God’s Trombones—Seven…
‘The Living Passover’ returns to LightHouse (2/7/2018) - “The Living Passover,” the Easter musical extravaganza, returns to LightHouse at Hayes, with a total of eight performances running from March 18-31. The show is being presented by LightHouse with…
St. Thomas Anglican Mission preparing to open in Mobjack (1/31/2018) - Cobbs Creek resident Jason Hess is steps closer to opening the doors of St. Thomas Anglican Mission in Mathews. The church will be housed in the former Oak Grove Christian…
Ware looks to its musical ministry for outreach; concert Saturday (1/31/2018) - Gloucester’s historic Ware Episcopal Church will soon be filled with tones of the baroque as the musical ministry looks to the past as part of a plan to grow its…
Four Chaplains service to be held Feb. 3 (1/24/2018) - A Four Chaplains service, to mark the 75th anniversary of the heroic actions of the four chaplains aboard the troop ship SS Dorchester when it sunk in the waters of…
Grace Covenant presents seminar about coping with major transitions (1/17/2018) - Beth Gibson will present a seminar, “Making Transitions: From the White House to My House,” at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, 6470 Main Street, Gloucester.…
In the morning (1/10/2018) -
Who is Christmas For? (12/25/2017) - By Ed Jordan                      It’s Christmas Day.  The kids are running on adrenaline, absorbed with their toys and gifts, while the…
Speaker examines church and state in early Virginia (12/20/2017) - Although many came to the New World seeking to practice their spiritual beliefs as they saw fit, America’s early colonial history was hardly one of religious freedom. Robert Teagle, Education…
Angels display (12/6/2017) - Singleton United Methodist Church, Schley, has illuminated its angels display for the 14th year. The choir has grown to more than 70 angels, each sponsored by members and friends of…
G.I. Baptist publishes ‘Sounds of Christmas’ Advent book (11/21/2017) - For the fourth year, Gwynn’s Island Baptist Church has published its Advent book, a collection of stories for the season for reading daily Dec. 1 through Dec. 25. The stories…
Call goes out for cast, crew for ‘The Living Passover’ (11/8/2017) - To paraphrase from one of Jesus Christ’s parables, one should not hide one’s lamp under a bushel. That expression is especially appropriate right now, as the call has gone out…
225th anniversary (11/1/2017) - St. Paul United Methodist Church at Susan celebrated its 225th anniversary Sunday. Events included recognition of individuals with the longest years of membership, top photo from left, Franklin Smith, 1939;…
A quarter-century of service (11/1/2017) - Newington Baptist Church, Gloucester, honored the Rev. Mike Gray, left, on Sunday for his 25 years of service there. Deacon Mark Dutton presented a 25-year award and remarks during the…
Run the race, pastor tells Union Relief meeting (11/1/2017) - The Gloucester Union Relief Association of Missionary Baptist held its 151st anniversary service on Sunday in Shepherdsville Baptist Church, Gloucester. The Rev. Stevens Burrell, pastor of Gleaning Baptist Church, Gloucester,…
‘Backpacks for Appalachia’ (11/1/2017) - Thirty-nine filled backpacks were collected at Union Baptist Church, Hayes, for the “Christmas Backpacks for Appalachia” project. The Judson Circle organized the collection and filled the backpacks. Members include, from…
St. Paul UMC to celebrate 225th anniversary (10/25/2017) - St. Paul United Methodist Church at Susan, will celebrate its 225th anniversary Sunday with a special service and luncheon. The first portion of the celebration will take place during the…
Humphries named music director at Ware (10/25/2017) - Ware Episcopal Church, Gloucester, has named Charles Humphries as Director of the Music Ministry for the parish. He will be installed during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service on Nov.…
Lanning named Director of Christian Education at Grace Covenant (10/18/2017) - Cindy Lanning, who recently served as a fifth grade teacher at Botetourt Elementary, has signed on as the new Director of Christian Education at Gloucester’s Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church. In…
Feast of St. Francis (10/11/2017) - Abingdon Episcopal Church at White Marsh welcomed parishioners and the community to a service called the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, also known as the Blessing of the Animals.…
Pumpkin Patch fundraiser begins Sunday (10/11/2017) - Abingdon Episcopal Church, White Marsh, will hold its annual Pumpkin Patch fundraiser beginning Sunday and continuing through Oct. 31. Pumpkins will be for sale at the church to support future…
Gloucester Point Baptist to hold Fall Festival (10/11/2017) - Gloucester Point Baptist Church will hold its free Community Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the church, which is located at 7741 Terrapin Cove Road. All-day…
Steeple removal (10/4/2017) -
Kingston Fall Fair to be held Oct. 21 (10/4/2017) - The annual Kingston Episcopal Parish Fall Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21 (rain or shine), on the parish house grounds, 370 Main…